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Bring the farm or ranch to the table by preparing a delicious and savory Cornish hen at your next gathering.

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By carol gorman

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  • 1 1/2 pounds mixed red and green seedless grapes
  • 8 shallots, root end intact, halved if large
  • 6 sprigs thyme, plus leaves for hens
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 Cornish game hens (1 to 1 1/4 pounds each)

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If you like, you can easily substitute four bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (10 to 12 ounces each) for the Cornish...

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In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in 3 tablespoons butter until tender; remove from the heat

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • SAUCE:
  • 4 cornish hens
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup duck sauce
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1 tbsp. apricot jam
4.7/5 (16 Votes)

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First, rinse and place hens in a storage bag with 3-4 tablespoons of salt, fill the bag with water and let it sit o...

  • Guava Glaze:
  • 2 Cornish game hens
  • 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1/2 cup guava paste
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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A 24-hour marinade is the secret to this flavorful, juicy entree

  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 6 Cornish hens, split in center
4.3/5 (19 Votes)

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Betty Crocker Prep Time 30 Minutes Total Time 1:45 Hr:Mins Makes 8 servings Rate This Recipe:

  • Stuffing
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (8 medium)
  • 1 red baking apple, unpeeled, chopped
  • 4 cups unseasoned dry bread cubes
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • Cornish Hens
  • 4 Cornish game hens (24 oz each), thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F

  • Cornbread Stuffing:
  • Ingredients
  • nocoupons
  • 1 large Spanish onion, sliced
  • 2 Cornish hens
  • Cornbread Stuffing, recipe follows
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • nocoupons
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups cornbread
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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The perfect roasted cornish hen recipe for two! If you're looking to impress that special someone, this dish is for...

  • BRINE:
  • 10 - 12 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sea salt
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • SEASONING:
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 small bunches fresh cilantro
  • 2 whole cornish hens (1 to 1 1/2 pounds each)
4.7/5 (26 Votes)

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  • Cornish Hens:
  • 2 Cornish hens or poussins (about 1 1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 cup Aaron's Achiote Paste, recipe follows
  • Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing:
  • 1 pound Aaron's Chorizo, recipe follows (store-bought is fine)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups coarsely crumbled cornbread
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (low-sodium store-bought is fine)
  • Aaron's Achiote Paste:
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons achiote paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried whole oregano (preferably Mexican) or dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • Aaron's Chorizo:
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crushed dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
  • 1 teaspoon ground canela (Mexican cinnamon) or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup dry white 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup ancho chile powder
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

  • 2 Cornish game hens (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds each)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 lemons (1 thinly sliced, 1 zested and juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Israeli couscous
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4.6/5 (11 Votes)

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Cornish hens are more than just mini me’s of everyday chickens, I do believe that they have a special flavor all ...

  • 2 Cornish hens (1 1/2 to 1 3/4-pounds) each
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh thyme
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

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  • 4 (1 3/4-pound) Cornish game hens, butterflied
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 5 to 7 sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil, for sauteing
  • 4 strips bacon, chopped
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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This easy yet special entree is ideal for family or guests

  • HENS
  • 4 (24-oz.) fresh or frozen Cornish game hens, thawed
  • HERB RUB
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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Heat broiler. Cut back bone from each hen with kitchen shears, spread hens flat and cut in half through breastbone...

  • 1 Cornish Hens (1 1/4 Pounds Each)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Low Fat Sour Cream or Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Bring the brine ingredients to a boil

  • For the Brine:
  • 2 whole Cornish hens (1 to 1 1/2 lbs each)
  • 10 - 12 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sea salt
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • Seasonings:
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 small bunches fresh cilantro
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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